IF you're looking for something to do in the Gladstone region this weekend, here are 10 suggestions to get you started.
1. Masquerade ball
THE Unmask Yourself Masquerade Ball is a charity fundraiser that will be held on Saturday to raise money for Lifeline to assist with their work towards suicide prevention.
Tickets are $100 and include first drink, finger good, live entertainment and lucky door prizes.
Head along dressed in your best cocktail attire and mask.
The event will be held at the Grand Hotel in Gladstone from 6.30pm.
Entertainment will be provided by local duo Call To Grace.
Contact Shari Marshall to purchase a ticket on 0424 082 028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. CQ Starlight Cinema
CQ Starlight Cinema will screen Mr Peabody and Sherman under the stars at Gladstone Showgrounds on Saturday.
Gates open at 6pm for a 7pm screening.
There will be hot dogs, nachos, coffees, popcorn, snow cones, fairy floss, chocolates, chips, drinks, and glow sticks for sale, and for the parents, a bar will be operating
There also will be a jumping castle on site for the kids.
Take your chairs and blankets for a great free family night out.
In the event of bad weather, check the CQ Starlight Cinemas Facebook page.
3. Blues man plays at Rocky Glen Hotel
SUGARCANE Collins is back on the road again and his next stop is the Gladstone region.
He will perform at the Rocky Glen Hotel from 8pm on Saturday.
With a heady mixture of aggression and grace, Sugarcane's feel for the blues is intrinsic.
He sings blues, jazz, country and folk.
4. Calliope Craft Market
THE first Calliope Craft Market for the year will be held at the RSL Memorial Hall on Sunday from 2-4pm.
The market originally started as the Work At Home Mum's Expo, but grew to include the art and craft market.
It's now a market to showcase the talents and products of local small businesses.
This weekend the market stalls will feature a wide variety of items for sale including greeting cards, stationery, scrapbooking, Lego photo art, clothing for children and adults, baby goods, craft items, jewellery and artwork.
There also will be soaps, candles, retro/vintage, plus representatives from Enjo, Isagenix, Scentsy, Crazy Wraps and Mannatech supplements.
Grab fruit and veg with Debbie from the Fruitspot, and meet two authors.
5. International dog trainer in town
FRIENDS of the RSPCA Gladstone are hosting a seminar with international dog trainer Gary Jackson.
Mr Jackson has trained more than 20,000 dogs over a 30-year period and will be in Gladstone on Sunday at the Port Curtis Place Senior Citizens Centre, Oaka Lane.
Topics to be covered include separation anxiety, basic commands, dog bite prevention, behaviour management and more.
Call Sarah on 0405 938 645 for tickets, priced at $40 per person, or $30 for registered foster carers.
All funds raised go towards Friends of the RSPCA.
6. Motocross racing at Benaraby
GLADSTONE District Dirtriders will host round two of the Ocean to Motion series at Benaraby Raceway's motocross track on Sunday.
Nominations will be taken from 7am.
Practice starts at 8am, with racing straight afterwards.
Camping is permitted on site, and the track has shower and toilet facilities. There also will be a canteen and bar operating.
Spectators are admitted to the track for free.
7. Cent sale
THE Gladstone Bowls Club is holding a cent sale at the clubhouse on Saturday with great prizes including cake walk, raffles, children's prizes and multi draw.
Entry is adults $1 and children 50 cents, which includes afternoon tea.
Doors open at 11am for a 1pm start.
Bookings can be made by phoning the clubhouse on 4972 1191.
8. Free Firebirds netball clinic
A FREE clinic as part of the Firebirds Community Development Program will be held in Gladstone on Sunday from 9am to noon.
The clinic is for netballers aged 11-15 years.
Those attending can learn all about netball and meet their favourite Firebirds such as Beryl Friday, Amorette Wild, Laura Clemesha, Verity Simmons, Kim Ravaillion and Gretel Tippett.
More details and registration here.
9. Gladstone Martial Arts Academy sign-on
GLADSTONE Martial Arts Academy will have a sign-on morning on Saturday from 9am to noon at 26 Moura Cres, Barney Point.
Kids, teens and adults are welcome to try something new for fitness and fun.
The academy offers Brazilian jiu jitsu, mixed martial arts, Muay Thai kickboxing, zen do kai, krav maga and women's only classes.
Visit www.gladstonemartialarts.com.au for more details.
10. Junior rugby league sign-ons
WALLABYS Junior Rugby League Club will hold its sign-on day on Saturday between 10am-2pm at Albion Park field.
The club has teams from under-6 to under-17. Players can register at the club's website but are still encouraged to attend the sign-on to meet team mates.
Calliope Junior Rugby League also will have a sign-on event and family fun day on Saturday.
There will be slip and slides, six a side cricket, and a canteen and bar operating.
The event will run from 10am to 2pm at the Calliope fields.
And one more...
GLADSTONE Tennis is hosting a fun day from 2pm on Saturday at the Gladstone courts.
Interested participants will be treated to their choice of tennis or squash.
Able to win prizes, let the kids have a go at Hotshots or watch some exhibition matches.
Everyone is welcome, with adults particularly encouraged to get involved.